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Gina Rodriguez Thinks You're "Latino Enough" And We Agree

Spoiler: You're perfect.

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Perhaps you've read Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez's reaction to being told she's "not Latina enough."

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As always, she handled it with confidence:

"It's like anybody turning to you and being 'You ain't human enough, you ain't pretty enough, you ain't tall enough, you ain't big enough.' What do you mean I'm not enough? No, I am enough. I am fully enough. And you're enough. And the girl that's half and half is enough. And the girl that only speaks Spanish is enough."
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"It's like anybody turning to you and being 'You ain't human enough, you ain't pretty enough, you ain't tall enough, you ain't big enough.' What do you mean I'm not enough? No, I am enough. I am fully enough. And you're enough. And the girl that's half and half is enough. And the girl that only speaks Spanish is enough."

So, to all those who've been told "you're not Latin@ enough"...

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To those who've been made to feel less than because their Spanish isn't perfect...

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...or because they don't speak Spanish at all.

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You are enough.

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Your identity is yours to own.

You can tick multiple boxes...

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You can draw your own...

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...Or do away with boxes completely.

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Because you are enough.

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You can speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, high school French, and a healthy dose of Spanglish...

Because no matter what language you dream in...

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Love in...

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Argue in...

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You remain enough.

To the recently arrived (welcome), to the third-generation kids, to those whose parents were born on different soil...

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No matter the shade of your skin...

πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ’―β—οΈβ—οΈ #Latino #youareLatinoif you can relate

No matter if you grew up in the American Midwest or just outside Machu Picchu, a tiny studio in Manhattan or a high-rise in Mexico City....

If your father lights candles on eight dark nights and your mother serves lechΓ³n for Nochebuena...

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If you keep a rosary at your bedside, azabache at your breast, and a question on your mind...

You are enough.

You are what it means to be Latin@.

You are it. It is you.

You are (more than) enough.

Always.

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